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UALBANY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH PERU UAlbany President Karen Hitchcock and President Pedro Mendoza of the University Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo in Chiclayo, Peru, have signed an agreement to foster collaborative research and faculty and student exchanges between the two institutions. President Mendoza has been working closely with Dr. Katharine Briar-Lawson, Dean of the School of Social Welfare, and Dr. Blanca M. Ramos from the School of Social Welfare and Department of Latin American Caribbean Studies. The SUNY Center for International Development and the School of Social Welfare are exploring potential collaborative opportunities in Peru.
ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY AND STUDENT HONORED Ing-Nang Wang, assistant professor in Biological Sciences, is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. This prestigious award joins Professor Wang with other recipients from UC/Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, NYU, University of Chicago -- to name just a few. Dr. Wang is the only SUNY recipient. William Lanford, Professor of Physics with joint appointment in Classics, recently was granted the Medal of the University from the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Nicole Speed, a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is the winner of a 2003 Barry M. Goldwater Science Research Scholarships.
LOGA PRESENTS DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH John Logan, Director of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research and Professor of Sociology, presented his work May 8 at a symposium of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's in Washington, D.C. The symposium focused on changing demographic trends and their implications on civic and electoral participation in communities of color.
CRIME AND CULTURE: DRESSED TO KILL? Drop dead gorgeous? From the sartorial elegance of James Bond in black tie to the streetwise styles of young urban males, clothing speaks. How these messages are interpreted by a beautiful "Bond girl" or by a real-life cop on the beat is crucial to the interaction that follows. On May 21, Professor Frankie Bailey of the School of Criminal Justice will present a lecture at the New York State Museum that will take a serious, sometimes humorous look at clothes, crime and impression management. More details.
ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION HONORS FOURTH ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE PROFESSOR
Sharon Dawes, associate professor of public administration and policy
and director of the Center for Technology in Government, has been elected
to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). She joins Rockefeller
College faculty members Frank J. Thompson, Dall W. Forsythe and Richard
P. Nathan as NAPA Fellows. The selection process for the Academy is extremely
competitive and membership is limited to 400. More
UALBANY ANNOUNCES 2003 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The Great Danes, the defending Northeast Conference champions, will play a seven-game conference slate, and meet non-conference opponents Northeastern, an NCAA Division I-AA playoff team, Brown from the Ivy League, Towson and St. Peter's. Details.
MEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO PRINCETON IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP UAlbany lost to Princeton 16-10 on Saturday, May 11, in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse championships. The Great Danes and Tigers were tied 5-5 at halftime before Princeton pulled away in the 3rd quarter. Despite the loss, the men's lacrosse team made history on Saturday, becoming the first Great Danes athletic team to qualify for NCAA Division I tournament action after defeating Hartford 7-5 in the America East championship game. Details.
SOFTBALL FALLS IN AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME UAlbany softball lost to Boston University 5-1 and 3-1 in the championship round of the America East Tournament on Saturday, May 10. Albany finishes with a school-record 34 wins (34-10 overall). Chris Cannata '85 was named conference Coach of the Year. Details.
MEDAL RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Emil Bove III, Theresa Masse and Alissa
Gibbs are UAlbany's ECAC Merit Medal recipients for 2002-03. The annual
awards are given to the school's top senior male and female student-athletes
who have shown excellence in the classroom and as competitive athletes.
Bove, a co-captain of the men's lacrosse team, has a 4.0 GPA in a dual
major of public policy and economics. Masse, a tri-captain of the women's
lacrosse team, has a 3.68 GPA majoring in psychology with a dual minor
in education and sociology. Gibbs was captain of the volleyball team and
has a 3.55 GPA in computer science with a minor in mathematics.
E-MAIL FORWARDING SERVICE AVAILABLE UAlbany alumni can select a free permanent email address to share with family, friends and fellow alumni. All messages sent to your UAlbany email address will be automatically redirected to whatever mailbox you select. Your e-mail will be forwarded to you no matter how many times you change internet access providers, eliminating the need to update friends, family and coworkers when your email address changes. For more information, visit the Alumni Online Community.
UALBANY OFFERS ONLINE GIVING UAlbany appreciates the support we receive from our alumni. Now you have an additional option for contributing to UAlbany: online. You can make donations via our web site using a credit card. The site is completely secure, private and easy to use. Check out the site and learn how you can be a part of the new Campaign for UAlbany.
INTERNATIONAL UPDATES The UAlbany Alumni Association is working to gather updated information for alumni living internationally. Please email your mailing address, phone number and preferred email address to the Association so we can contact you when we are visiting your area. If you have contact information for other alumni living outside the United States, please forward this e-news to them and ask them to contact us.
NEW WITH YOU? Let your former classmates know what's new with you.
You're invited to submit information for the Class Notes section of UAlbany
magazine. Send news about your accomplishments, activities and personal
milestones to the Alumni
ART STUDENTS' WORK EXHIBITED The University Art Museum is featuring the artwork of its spring 2003 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts candidates, May 1-18. The UAM provides MFA/MA candidates with the opportunity to exhibit a cohesive body of their work in a professional museum setting, while offering area viewers a unique opportunity to see how today's emerging artists are addressing contemporary issues in the visual arts.
POTTER CLUB ANNUAL REUNION Visit with your fraternity brothers June 5-6 at a variety of events, including a dinner Thursday evening and a bus trip to historic Troy and Oakwood Cemetery. For more information, contact Theodore Bayer '51 at (518) 885-4515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE ONLINE Hundreds of UAlbany
alumni will return to the campus June 6-8 for the University's Alumni
Weekend 2003 activities. For reunion details and a registration form,
REGIONAL ACTIVITIES Visit our regional activities calendar for more details about these and other upcoming regional activities:
- Southern California's Day at Hollywood Park